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So far Renwick Congdon has created 7 blog entries.

Why aren’t Gen Xers flocking to real estate?

In the last 15 years, the number of Realtors in their 40s has dropped by a third. So it’s no surprise that “recruiting younger talent” is the No. 1 business concern expressed by top real estate executives in the latest Imprev Thought Leader Survey for the second year in a row. In digging deeper, what we found ...

2018-05-10T14:37:25+00:00November 18th, 2013|Business Strategy, Recruiting|1 Comment

Broker as Investor: A new exit strategy for agents?

Part four of four, Read Part Three Here It’s the question that never goes away: How to attract top-producing agents who “stick” after their brokerages have invested time and money to help develop their careers? I’ve heard it repeatedly from brokers all over the country, and in this series of commentaries originally created for Inman ...

2018-05-17T16:01:22+00:00September 26th, 2013|Business Strategy, Recruiting|0 Comments

Broker as Investor: Attracting the brightest minds

Third Part of Four, Read Part Two Here Twice a year, for the Imprev Thought Leader Survey, we poll top real estate executives about their most pressing business challenges. The results consistently show how deeply the industry's fate is tied to recruiting. This year was no exception as many brokers suggested that our industry is ...

2018-05-17T16:03:41+00:00September 19th, 2013|Business Strategy, Recruiting|0 Comments

Broker as Investor: Exploring a new business model

Second of four parts, Read Part One Here The system is broken and someone is going to fix it. The question is, who? Zillow? Trulia? Google? Or will the solution come from within the industry? When we recently surveyed top real estate executives about their biggest business challenges, “not attracting enough younger agents” far and ...

2018-05-17T17:00:40+00:00September 10th, 2013|Business Strategy, Recruiting|1 Comment

Broker as Investor: How do we fix agent recruiting?

First of four parts Nobody wants to be a real estate agent. Of course that’s an exaggeration, but not much of one. You can see it in the demographics: Look at the latest report from the National Association of Realtors, which shows that a mere 6 percent of its members are under 34. At the ...

2018-05-17T15:50:26+00:00August 28th, 2013|Business Strategy, Recruiting|0 Comments

The New Agent: Revitalizing a Great Industry

During a CEO event co-hosted by Inman News and The New York Times this January, I shared an idea of creating a new — and potentially disruptive — model for real estate brokers to attract younger professionals to the industry. My proposal: Create a structure in your brokerage that supports business creation and encourages those ...

2018-05-17T15:53:58+00:00April 25th, 2013|Business Strategy, Recruiting|2 Comments

The 1000watt dare: update or else

Marc Davidson of 1000watt earlier this week issued a challenge for developers in his “This ends now” blog post: "Update your products to 2013 standards. Or else." I couldn't agree more. However, in fairness to technology vendors, it is really hard to re-write an app while supporting an existing customer base, adding requested features to ...

2018-05-10T13:09:27+00:00April 25th, 2013|Technology|0 Comments